'Homeland' to drop Trump allegories in next season

'Homeland' to drop Trump allegories in next season
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Showtime's espionage thriller "Homeland" will discontinue its President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House counsel called Trump 'King Kong' behind his back: report Trump stays out of Arizona's ugly and costly GOP fight Trump claims he instructed White House counsel to cooperate with Mueller MORE allegories next year in what its showrunner says will be its final season.

Alex Gansa told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Thursday that the show will seek to get back to its roots in its eighth season, with a heavier focus on foreign intelligence than political plots. 

"We’re going to start fresh in season 8 and probably do a fairly big time jump between 7 and 8 and put any Trump parallels behind us," Gansa said. "We’ll tell a very contained story, hopefully in Israel."

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The show's sixth season, which was written during the 2016 presidential race, featured the election of the first female U.S. president, Elizabeth Keane. 

Keane, played by Elizabeth Marvel, is portrayed as having authoritarian tendencies in season seven, which primarily takes place in Washington, D.C.

“Keane is not Trump and Trump is not Keane,” Gansa told The Hill in February, but the two “share similar issues.”

“I don’t believe we’d be telling the story in Washington, D.C., if Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton‘Prosperity and peace’ is the winning Republican theme for midterms Mueller recommends Papadopoulos be sentenced to up to 6 months in prison Poll: Dem opponent leads Scott Walker by 5 points MORE had been elected president,” he added.

While Gansa says that season eight will be the last for "Homeland," Showtime has yet to confirm whether it intends to push for another season.